|PORIFERA : HALICHONDRIDA : Axinellidae||SPONGES|
Description: In shape this species consists of rounded lobes with a slightly narrower base, 1-3 cm in width and height. Pale yellow-brown in colour with a grooved or sulcate appearance to the surface. The oscules are inconspicuous, at the tip of small transparent chimneys of tissue.
Habitat: In areas with strong tidal streams, generally in the circalittoral zone.
Distribution: Currently known only from the North Channel between Scotland and Ireland.
Key Identification Features:
|Picton, B.E. & Morrow, C.C. (2016). Axinella parva Picton & Goodwin, 2007. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. |
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=C3622 Accessed on 2018-04-20
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